Tuesday, November 4, 2014

October Meeting 2014

Here are the fun show and tell pics from my group's meeting in October.
 Sherry made this fun Halloween pillow.

Darla made a bunch of quilts to give away as donations again. Darla, you're so awesome for always doing this! Darla said she's pretty sure she's gonna die with the most fabric!! haha She hasn't seen the all the rest of our stashes. 
Darla made this one too and said she used clips for binding and it was a great tip that she learned.

Darla made this one for a nursing home. 
Darla also made this one using strips bought at Sisters, Oregon. 
Jeanie made this for her granddaughter and it has grey minky on the back. 
Jeanie found her pizza box squares from our last exchange! Yea! She thought she had thrown them out in the move, so this was a great find. She pieced them on point for her quilt.

Lynette crocheted the edges of these burp cloths while driving home in a truck from Florida. 
Nancy made this quilt top of houses. It's a FigTree pattern. 

 Nancy also brought these fun hand towels to show. This one above was particularly funny.

Maurene won the jelly roll giveaway at Rachel's retreat so she made this "steps" quilt. It is hand quilted and there is flannel on the back. It's a pattern form the book "Strip Savvy" shown below. Maurene said this is a great book with lots of fun patterns. 

Jeri made this duck quilt for a grandson and it uses foundation piecing. 

Rachel made this wool wall hanging called "Harvest Moon". 
Rachel quilted this quilt and the one below for Maurene's sister-in-law who is 93. Her sister-in-law Bessie pieced them both and the one below was made using fabrics from Maurene's mom. She made them for a family reunion. Quilting definitely runs in their family! 

Monica showed us how to make these cute pumpkins using canning lids, twine and leather.


Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
½ cup water
 1 can whole kernel white corn, drained
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 can mild chili beans
1 can stewed tomatoes or whole tomatoes-chopped
1 – 1 oz pkg. ranch salad dressing mix

Dump all ingredients together.  Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally,  Serve with tortilla chips/fritos, cheese and sour cream 
Sweet Corn Bread

1 yellow cake mix
2 box jiffy corn bread mix

Mix all 3 boxes together according to directions on each package. Bake at 350 degrees in a 10 x 13 greased, glass baking dish.  For about 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Honey Butter

2 cubes of butter, softened
½ cup honey or more according to taste
½ cup marshmallow cream

Whip butter till light and fluffy.  Add honey.  Whip.  Add marshmallow.  Whip.
(For Raspberry Butter – use 2 T honey, ½ cup raspberries, ¼ cup marshmallow cream) 


2  cups soft butter/margarine
¼ cup brown sugar
3 c flour
3 c quick oats
1 t. salt
1 t baking soda
1 jar Mrs. Richardsons Carmel topping
1 c milk choc chips
½ - ¾ c chopped pecans

Combine flour , oats, brown sugar, salt & soda.  Cut in butter with pastry cutter until crumbly.  Press a little more than ½ of the mixture in pan.  Bake for 8–10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Remove from oven. Sprinkle chips 7 pecans.  Drizzle carmel over top.  Add rest of oat mixture, crumbling over top.

Return to oven.  Bake for an additional 15-18 minutes.

Door Prize
Tracey won the door prize which was this fun quilt!